Black Wellness Hub

BLACK WELLNESS HUB

A safe cultural space for Peoples of the African Diaspora.

The Black Wellness Hub will provide safe space for individuals from African ancestry that draw upon culturally-grounded healing strategies in coping with anti-Black racial trauma/stress and community violence.

African Drum Circle

Ayikwie leads the Instrument Petting Zoo for Earth Day at Unity Park. Near the future site of the Black Wellness Hub.

Black Men Tea Talk Tuesday

Black Men Tea Talk Tuesday group gather for a photo.

Black Women Wellness Wednesday

Black Women Wellness Wednesday group joined a ride with Bay Area Black Girls Do Bike.

Capoeira Hoda

Capoeira a diasporic african martial art cultivates positive thoughts, visions, energy, and healing from the inside out.

VALUE

The opening of The Gallery at RICH CITY birthed ongoing weekly activities that continue to grow. It is from the womb of The Mothership that we strive to give every month, meaning; every week, wonder; and every day, definition on a trajectory of unifying Black people in Richmond, California and across the global diaspora.

Starting the week off with African Dance, Body Moving Monday raises our vibration to keep us flowing through the rest of the week with grace. Black Men Tea Talk Tuesday and Black Women Wellness Wednesday provide a break in our busy life to gather together in vulnerable safe space as we explore, together, the nuanced complexity of Black identity. Capoeira Thursday brings together the village to practice this African Martial Art as community play with sessions that take us through the history of this global artform.

We’ve hosted African centered activities every week since the opening of The Gallery in January 9, 2022. We’ve hosted 3 art exhibits uplifting climate justice, exploring afrofuturism, and showcasing art honoring Black women, entrepreneurs, grandmothers, ancestors, and members of the LGBTQAI+ community.

The Gallery at RICH CITY has served as an incubation space for hosting these activities. They’ve grown. The will grow some more. In time they will needed a larger pot to grow from. In time they will launch and land in their new home; The Black Wellness Hub.

The Black Wellness Hub will provide safe gathering space, community, and training that recognizes the unique cultural experience of Black Americans and use culturally specific strategies to promote physical, emotional, and mental health for Black people, unserved and underserved. The hub will provide pathways beyond healing and give space for envisioning a future where Black people are fully restored, connected, and trailblazing pathways of collective self-determination.

The Black Wellness Hub will provide insight into the history of Black people in America and throughout the world for people Black and non-Black. Through inclusive access to the history of anti-Blackness, the Black Wellness Hub will strengthen solidarity among non-Black community members to advance to the cause for protection and repair of Black communities locally, hyper-locally, in America and globally.

African Drum Healing Circles

Ayikwie leads the Instrument Petting Zoo for Earth Day at Unity Park. Near the future site of the Black Wellness Hub.

Black Women Wellness Wednesday

Black Women Wellness Wednesday group joined a ride with Bay Area Black Girls Do Bike.

Black Men Tea Talk Tuesday

Black Men Tea Talk Tuesday group photo. We always end with love.

Capoeira Hoda

Capoeira workshops as healing social activity.

Challenge

We need to raise $550,000 for the purchase of 1525 Ohio Avenue to secure the future of the Black Wellness Hub.

The lack of appropriate health and mental health care for those of the Black experience in America, over generations has taken a toll. Black people are at greater risk for poor health, chronic illness and are more vulnerable to COVID-19 complications. The Black Wellness Hub, a project of Rich City, is committed to addressing these health disparities, improving outcomes and increasing life-expectancy through a Wellness Hub that will provide healing through African centered culture and cultural healing practices.

The Black Wellness Hub will be a Bay Area sanctuary for Black culture. It will hold space for Black people to learn the history of Black people in the Americas and throughout the diaspora. The space will host cultural activities such as African drumming, African dances, African languages, and other activities that will connect our Black people to their heritage violently stolen from them through colonization, enslavement, and murder. The Black Wellness Hub will be a space for mental, physical, and communal healing.

Invest in the Black Wellness Hub

To Make a Contribution Send a Check to Our Fiscal Agent:

Urban Tilth

323 Brookside Drive

Richmond, California 94801

*Memo : Contribution to the Black Wellness Hub

*Contact najari@richcityrides.org for more information

Contact Information

1500 C Macdonald Ave, Richmond, CA 94801

(510) 288-0944 info@richcityrides.org
Business Hours:

Monday to Friday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday to Sunday: Closed

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